Essay On The Kite Runner

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A fascinating and sensitive story of unfaithfulness and improvement, The Kite Runner had made me overjoyed and motivated, both at the same time. It tells the story of Amir and Hassan, the closest of friends, as good as brothers, and also experts in the art of kite flying. The two young boys live in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, and this year they are going to try harder than ever to win the local kite-fighting tournament—a popular Afghan entertainment and this is Amir 's one hope of winning his father 's love. But just like the kites fighting in the sky, war comes to Afghanistan, and the country becomes an extremely dangerous place.
In war, people are often forced to make great sacrifices, and the young Amir himself commits an act of disloyalty, towards his best friend Hassan no less, which will disturb him for the rest of his life. Amir and his father are forced to escape Afghanistan for America, and The Kite Runner becomes the story of Amir 's journey for improvement – righting the wrongs he committed all those years ago as a boy in Kabul.
The story is wild-stepped and hardly ever dull, and introduced me to a world – the world of Afghan life – which is odd, interesting and yet extraordinarily familiar all at the same time. Hosseini 's writing finds a great balance between being clear and yet powerful, and not only is the story itself
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But I think the best bit about the kite runner is its sense of luck and righteousness, of good overwhelming evil in the end, although all chances. Without giving away the ending, Amir ends up back in Afghanistan and makes a very different set of sacrifices in order to set things straight. The final chapter of the book is perchance my favorite, and one that I have found moving even when reviewing it. The message behind the very ending could be understood differently by different readers, but personally I feel that it offers a small sense of hope for both the future of its characters and perhaps for war-torn Afghanistan as
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